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A guide to tipping in Europe – Europe Up Close

Traveling to Europe ought to be exciting, but figuring out the tipping regulations in each nation may be difficult. Here’s a short rundown of the ins and outs of European tipping. Let’s look into the Guide to tipping in “Europe – Europe Up Close”.

List of 13 Countries guide to tipping in Europe-Europe Up close

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Croatia
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Greece
  7. Iceland
  8. Ireland
  9. Netherlands
  10. Portugal
  11. Spain
  12. Switzerland
  13. United Kingdom

1. Austria

Austria, guide to tipping in Europe
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Austria, the constitution of The Republic of Austria, is a landlocked nation with an area of 83,879 square kilometers. Austria, a federal republic in East-Central Europe, is bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Republic, east by Slovakia and Hungary, to the south by Italy and Slovenia, west by Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Moreover, this is the most important guide to tipping in Europe. Moreover, Deep cut valleys, rugged mountain flanks, and numerous beautiful lakes abound throughout the region.

I. Hotels

Tax and a service fee (about 12.5% ) are usually included in the final bill at Austrian restaurants, and it is common to round up the amount when paying. Add your tips to the waitress directly or add to your bill, rather than leaving them aside on the table. In addition, If you’re tipping a bartender, round up to the nearest euro.

II. Tour Guides

Thank your guide for a contribution of five to ten euros or more based on the quality and richness of the experience

III. Taxis

From the meter rate, you can avail more than 10% to Taxi drivers, although you are allowed to round up to the closest euro.

IV. Porters

While a simple “Danke” will suffice, giving porters or bellhops one euro each bag is courteous.

 

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2. Belgium

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I. Hotels

In Belgium, restaurants add a 10 to 15% processing fee to the bill, so you don’t have to tip. You can, therefore, leave a few extra euros if the service was excellent. Bartenders are in the same boat.

II. Tour Guides

While the majority of trips include gratuities, some do not. A few more euros are always welcomed if you insight the trip.

III. Taxis

Tipping is not requested. However, if the taxi driver assists you with your luggage, people tend to round up or pay a few additional euros.

IV. Porters

Because hotel bills in Belgium include services, paying your porter or bellhop isn’t obligatory, but a one-or two-euro tip is always appreciated.

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3. Croatia

I. Hotels

In Croatia, Even if your bill includes a service charge, it is customary to leave a 10% gratuity at a restaurant or a bar. You can tip 15% if you think the service is exceptional. Although waiters do not anticipate tips, an additional Kuna will be very grateful.

II. Tour Guides

You are always welcome to tip your tour guide between 10 and 15 Kuna.

III. Taxis

If you’d like, you can round up to the closest Kuna.

IV. Porters

Tipping a porter or bellhop somewhere between the 5 to 20 Kuna per suitcase is considered courteous.

 

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4. France

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I. Hotels

In France, restaurants usually charge a 15% service charge. Therefore, tipping is not essential. It is usual in cafes to round up to the closest euro or leave additional change. If you want to tip, place the money in the plastic tray on the table with the receipt. Tipping bartenders is not a widespread practice.

II. Tour Guides

It’s customary to tip your guide 10% of the trip cost.

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III. Taxis

You can give your taxi driver 10% of the fare as a tip.

IV. Porters

Unless the bag is really heavy, you might be extra friendly. And, it is general to tip one to two euros for each bag.

 

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5. Germany

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I. Hotels

When dining out in Germany, the customary tip is 10%, with 15% being given if the service was excellent. A service charge, known as “bedienung,” is usually added to your statement. Always give your waitress your tip; leaving it on the table is considered impolite. Tipping is customary everywhere where there is table service.

II. Tour Guides

In Germany, it is customary to tip a good tour guide up to 10%. It is a customize tip to your guide, five euros for free excursions.

III. Taxis

Tipping in taxis is not traditional, although you can round up to the closest euro or leave a 10% tip if the service is exceptional.

IV. Porters

Tipping your porter or bellhop one euro for each suitcase is customary but not required.

 

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6. Greece

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I. Hotels

The service charge always includes the bill at many Greek restaurants. If not, it’s customary to leave a tip of between 5% and 10%. It’s worth paying, mainly for bartenders to round up and leave any excess changes.

II. Tour Guides

It is customary to tip your tour guide between 10% and 15% of the tour ticket.

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III. Taxis

Of course, you can round up to the closest euro or advice the driver to keep the change if the fare value is near the appropriate amount. In addition, taxi drivers in Greece charge for luggage handling, so there’s no need to tip more.

IV. Porters

If someone assists you with your luggage, you can tip one or two euros.

 

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7. Iceland

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I. Hotels

You don’t need to tip because of a service charge, which is usually approximately 15%. It is always included on your bill. If there isn’t a service charge, 10% is sufficient.

II. Tour Guides

Tour guides do not anticipate tips. However, if you feel the guide went above and beyond, you may tip 10%.

III. Taxis

Taxi drivers in Iceland never demand gratuities because the cost of your journey includes a service charge.

IV. Porters

Tipping is not to expect, but if the service was very courteous, feel free to leave one or two krona.

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8. Ireland

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I. Hotels

Tipping is often 10% to 15% of the total cost while dining out in Ireland. However, you should always check to see if your bill includes a service charge. Tipping in pubs and bars is uncommon, though you could always offer to buy your bartender a pint!

II. Tour Guides

You should give your tour guide 10% of the tour ticket as a gratuity. If you’re on a group tour, the tour leader may pass a basket around at the conclusion. Because the Irish are known for their humility and insist on providing a tip even if they respectfully decline!

III. Taxis

Taxi drivers do not demand gratuities, but if you want to round up or contribute an additional euro or two, you will be greeted with a pleasant grin.

IV. Porters

In addition, tipping the porter one to two euros for each suitcase is customary when staying at a hotel. Tipping is not required if you are staying at a B&B.

Also Read: Ireland Travel Guide-All you need to know before visiting this country

9. Netherlands

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I. Hotels

In the Netherlands, many restaurants include a service charge on the bill. And this tipping isn’t essential. You could offer a tip of 5 to 10% for excellent service. Rather than leaving your tip on the table, give it to the server immediately. Only outstanding service earns bartenders a tip.

II. Tour Guides

While tipping your tour guide is not required, a few additional euros is usually appreciated.

III. Taxis

It is entirely normal to pay the exact amount for a taxi, although you may round up to the closest euro.

IV. Porters

If you wish to tip your porter, one or two euros per bag is appropriate.

10. Portugal

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I. Hotels

It’s customary to tip between 5% and 10% of the cost or to round up. Remember that Portugal has one of the lowest wages in Europe. Therefore gratuities are always welcome. In some cases, restaurants will add a 10% service fee to the bill, in which case you will not be required to give a tip. You can round up to the closest euro at cafés and bars.

II. Tour Guides

Tipping your trip guide is optional, but in general, 5 to 10 euros for a split tour and 20 to 30 euros for compact tours are appropriate.

III. Taxi

Tipping taxi drivers is not customary, although you may want to round up or give a few extra euros if your driver was helpful.

IV. Porters

If you tip one or two euros for assistance carrying your baggage, you will almost likely be met with a grin.

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11. Spain

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I. Hotels

While some restaurants in Spain impose a service fee, it is customary to tip 10% for excellent service. Always leave cash on the table as a tip. If you’re in a group or the service was exceptional, you don’t need to tip in pubs, cafés, or tapas bars.

II. Tour Guides

Although tour guides do not seek a gratuity, it is customary to tip them.

 

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III. Taxis

Taxi drivers in Spain do not expect tips, although they will be grateful if you give them. You have the option of rounding up the fare or leaving a 10% tip.

IV. Porters

If you are staying in a luxurious hotel, You should give one euro whenever they carry luggage.

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12. Switzerland

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I. Hotels

Switzerland, like France, adds a service fee of about 15% to every bill. While tipping is not required, rounding up to the closest franc can surely put a smile on your server’s face.

II. Tour Guides

In Switzerland, most excursions include a service charge, so there is no need to tip. If your tour guide is excellent, kindly give them a gratuity of 10 to 15% of the trip cost.

III. Taxis

For Instance, similar to other services, taxi drivers include their tax charge, so we no need to pay a tip. You can round up to the closest franc or up to 5% of the price for excellent service. Moreover, this guide to tipping in Europe-Europe Up Close will give you a better understanding of Switzerland.

IV. Porters

Depending on the size of the bag, a gratuity of one to two francs is usual.

 

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13. United Kingdom

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I. Hotels

When eating out in the UK, it is traditional to leave a tip of around 10 to 15% of the bill. However, some establishments impose a service charge (about 12.5%) instead. Although you could always leave additional cash, leaving a tip for bartenders is not usual.

II. Tour Guides

Depending on the quality and duration of the tour, you should tip your tour guide two to four pounds. In general, it is usual to leave a 10% tip.

III. Taxis

For black taxis and licensed minicabs, it is customary to tip 10% to 15% of the fare. Many other people prefer to round up their fare, and instruct their driver to “keep the change.”

IV. Porters

Porters are frequently tipped. The amount is entirely up to you. However, two pounds is typical.

 

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